Today's VETgirl online veterinary continuing education blog is by veterinary behaviorist, Dr. Lisa Radosta from Florida Veterinary Behavior Service on Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS) or Canine Cognitive Dysfunction (CCD); these terms are often used interchangeably. With our aging pet population, we veterinarians are seeing more behavioral problems in dogs (typically over 9 years). In current studies, 22-28% of elderly dogs showed at least one sign of CDS. So, what should we do? We want to make sure to monitor our patients for DISHA, which stands for:
Interactions (changes in)
Sleep Wake Cycle (changes in)
Anxiety or Aggression
In Part 1 of 3, Dr. Radosta explains how to use a screening tool in our dogs > 10 years of age. Looking to learn more? Sign up for our subscription to tune into all our podcasts!